NICKERSON, Lois 1897-1950
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Date: 4/8/2015 at 14:18:15
Mrs. H. L. Nickerson Dies Friday After 3 Months Illness
Wife Of Grundy County's Treasurer Was Victim Of Cancer Of The Spine
Mrs. Howard L. Nickerson, wife of Grundy County's treasurer, died at the Allen Memorial hospital at Waterloo at 2:30 last Friday, following an illness of three months from cancer of the spine. She was taken to the hospital two weeks before her death. She suffered an injury to her spine as a result of an accident when she was a child, which bothered her some from time to time and which may have helped to bring on the cancer. Mrs. Nickerson was 53 years old.
Was Born In Reinbeck
Mrs. Nickerson's maiden name was Lois Adams. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Adams. She was born in Reinbeck Feb. 21, 1897 and graduated from the Reinbeck high school. Later she attended Grinnell college for two years and then completed the course at the State Teachers College at Cedar Falls. While at college she majored in music. In 1918 she moved with her family to Grundy Center. After completing her college work she taught music for two years in the Grundy Center schools.
On June 29, 1921, Lois Adams and Howard L. Nickerson were married at Grundy Center. They began life together here and this remained their home continually.
Active in Social and Civic Work
Mrs. Nickerson took an active interest in social and civic work following her marriage. She was a member of the Legion Auxiliary and a past president of Chapter AR PEO and a past president of the Junior Legion Auxiliary. She was a member of the Methodist church and for some time was a director of the choir in the Grundy Methodist church.
Surviving are her husband, one son, Howard, Jr., and one daughter, Gloria. Other surviving relatives are one sister, Mrs. Vernon Morrison, St. Cloud, Minn., and a brother, Charles Adams from Cedar Falls.
Funeral Services Tuesday
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Grundy Center at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon and there was a very large attendance. All business at the court house was suspended Tuesday afternoon out of respect for the wife of the county treasurer.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 31 August 1950, pg 1
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